About the St Paul’s Quartet – Catherine Morgan

Bea Lovejoy and Catherine Morgan met in the wings of the Festival Hall, at their first professional audition. Catherine then became a member of the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, with whom she has been a part of many wonderful performances as section member, guest principal, occasional soloist, and more recently guest leader, with some of the world’s most exciting directors and soloists. She studied music at Oxford University and then post-grad performance at the Royal College of Music, who awarded her their Jacqueline Du Pre prize for string playing, in addition to prizes for concerto performance and chamber music. As a young professional, Catherine went on to win a prestigious Park Lane Award, and then the first Manoug Parikian prize for Violin, from the Musician’s Benevolent Fund. She also acknowledges with thanks generous support during her early career from the Dartington Foundation, The Countess of Munster Trust, and Martin Musical Prize Fund. Catherine was one of the first leaders of the National Children’s Orchestra, and she is proud to retain a link with them as a violin coach.